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1954 BENTLEY R TYPE 4.5ltr STANDARD STEEL SPORTS SALOON PAS Finished in the original 1954 colour of black over shell grey with grey upholstery and black piping with grey carpets and lamb's wool over rugs. This sumptuous vehicle is untold luxury from a bygone age in a vehicle that still performs beautifully and with grace and style. Fit for a king or in this case used extensively by the Queen Mother (a friend of the Lt Col Horlick) on her visit to the Horlick Baronetcy of Cowley Manor on 11 May 1968. It was at that time owned by Lt Col James Nockells Horlick 4th Baronet who owned this vehicle for some 20 years. There are two very large history folders accompanying this historic car, testament to its grand history and providence. It is both tax and MoT exempt. This motor car had a bare metal respray in 1984, a major refurbishment in 2004/5 (£36000 cost), woodwork and veneer re-lacquered in 2018, petrol pumps renewed, brake shoes replaced, carburettors, spring gators replaced, throttle and choke rods overhauled and underside cleaned and re-painted in 2019 plus power steering fitted (cost £5733). The current condition of the car is glorious. The features include: power steering, automatic gearbox, period seatbelts front and rear, lambswool over rugs incl the boot, full tool kit, factory fitted sun roof and the original radio, extra spot lights, extra rear lights and two-tone paint.The history folder includes: write up on the ownership of the car starting with Lt Col James Nockells Horlick, letter regarding the Queen Mothers visit to Gigha Island (UK) owned by Lt Col Horlick and which housed a spectacular Rhododendrons collection , current and previous V5's, previous MoT certificates between 1988-2018, old tax discs, DVLA correspondence, sorn declaration, Hpi check, vehicle emissions results, valuation certificates for £50,000 for the vehicle from Rolls Royce 2015 + letter endorsing the fabulous condition of the vehicle then 61 years old (2015), other valuation letters, specification sheets, changes of ownership information, handwritten book detailing every journey travelled in this car, original bills of sale, Bentley Driver's Club literature and membership number 68100, insurance paperwork, restoration notes and a photographic record of the restoration, pictures of the car, road test write up, previous invoices totalling circa £113,000 for maintenance and servicing, magnetic licence holder, business cards and emergency/helpline info, much correspondence dedicated to discovering the exciting history of this fine example, pictures of the Rolls at Ghost Motor Works in 2008 when it was offered for sale and who looked after the car for years for the owner, Autocar road test 1953, Bentley Motors copy of original advert, Mark Woodward Classic Vehicle Show winners plaque for 1950's Saloon and Car of the Show winners plaque 2015, Bentley R-Type book by Bernard L King, R Type Drivers Handbook, Jack Barclay fuses and recovery/breakdown info. Clearly this prestigious car has been supremely cared for and loved throughout its glorious life. A showstopper and a show winner still. £49,995
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